Studio Bryan Hanes is a landscape architecture and urban design studio that creates socially and ecologically sustainable spaces through timeless yet innovative design. We strive to create places that enrich human experience and express artful celebration of the everyday.  We draw inspiration from the dynamic processes of nature while engaging the complex social issues of the urban contexts in which we work.  

Founded in 2008, SBH is based in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.  

We facilitate collaboration working closely with architects, engineers, urban planners, and often with local community groups looking beyond the boundaries of any single discipline. Our portfolio of work and active community outreach reflect our commitment to the public realm as we continually strive for spaces with ecological integrity and social purpose. We believe that strong, clear schemes, expressed with thoughtful restraint, refined detailing, and lasting materials which provide functional accommodation and aesthetic richness, offer a platform for timeless civic environments.  

We are actively involved in teaching landscape architecture and design, and model our studio on an iterative academic design process that emphasizes exploration and experimentation.

SBH has received numerous honors including awards from the PA/DE ASLA Chapter, AIA, Urban Land Institute, International Downtown Association, U.S. Green Building Council, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.




340 N. 12th Street, Suite 415

Philadelphia, PA 19107 



We facilitate collaboration.  Significant and complex problems are not solved by an individual.  We respect and celebrate the talents, skills, and opinions of those in our studio, our design team, the client team, and the community and embrace the teamwork necessary to successfully realize a project.

To provide solutions responsive to the communities in which we work, we immerse ourselves in investigations of the environmental, cultural and economic conditions that ultimately define the inherent opportunities of the project.

We believe that the success of a public space is revealed through the social life that evolves there.  We work closely with the client and the community to understand their needs and desires and conceive a program that connects with those that will inhabit the space. 

We engage in an iterative planning and design process that promotes investigation of ideas through research, dialogue, drawing and critique.  This process may reveal new directions, expose undiscovered opportunities or confirm the original impression.

We believe that every project holds an opportunity for original solutions. Exploring appropriate opportunities for innovation in design, use or construction technologies is predicated on an understanding of the limitations of conventional solutions.

We strive to create a space that is well attended by a diverse population, and we believe that providing functional accommodation for users of all ages and abilities is paramount to the long-term success of a public space. 

We like to build things.  A deep interest in materials and advanced construction technologies allows for the successful execution of complex design concepts.  While we revel in the design process, a project is only as successful as its ultimate realization.


Center City District, University City District, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, People’s Emergency Center, PIDC/The Navy Yard, Community Ventures, Friends of Penn Treaty Park, Friends of Clark Park, Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Awbury Arboretum, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia, Penn Museum, Delaware Historical Society, Corning Museum of Glass, Fleisher Art Memorial, City of Philadelphia, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, City of Washington D.C., Lower Merion Township, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Grinnell College, University of Delaware, Penn State University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Swarthmore College, The College of New Jersey, West Chester University, Germantown Friends School, Sidwell Friends School